The PBC Group 
Testing, Balancing, Commissioning & Special Services
Providing Buildings a Safe and Comfortable Atmosphere

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Improving the Indoor Air Quality of Your Building
Are you sure your exhaust fans, make-up air units, office air conditioning or heating/ventilating/air conditioning systems are working the way they are supposed to?

The PBC Group's responsibility is to determine if there is a problem and the least costly solution.

Phase I Indoor Air Quality investigative work by The PBC Group consists of up to four procedures:

1. Questionnaire/Interview
  • Are there any specific problems or issues that are of concern?
  • Do you suspect that there may be problems?
  • You have no specific concern, but need to be assured that the Indoor Air Quality is acceptable.
2. Visual inspection of all areas of concern
  • Specific rooms or areas
  • Critical Areas such as Operating Rooms, Isolation Rooms, etc.
  • General areas such as Kitchens, Cafeterias, Waiting Rooms
3. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) inspection:
  • A visual inspection of the HVAC equipment serving the specific areas of IAQ concern to determine the following:
  • Condition of heating/cooling coils, condensate tray, humidifier/reservoir
  • Type and condition of filtration system
  • Condition of return air, outdoor air and exhaust air dampers
4. Air sample tests for several common air pollutants known to affect indoor air quality. In each of the chose areas, air sample tests will be performed for the following indoor airborne pollutants:
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Formaldehyde
  • Ozone
  • Nitrogen Dioxide
  • Total VOC's
  • Air Temperatures/Relative Humidity
  • Mold/Bacteria Testing When Warranted
  • Radon Testing When Warranted
  • Test for Practically Any Compound As Warranted
Temperature and relative humidity will also be recorded for each location. Upon completion, a report of all inspection observations and air sample test results as compared with nationally accepted standards as published by:
  • The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Included with the report will be comments regarding any IAQ issues that are of interest along with any remedial recommendations deemed necessary.

Additional IAQ Related Available Testing Services:
  • Minimum Outdoor Air Testing
  • Air Particulate Testing
  • Smoke Testing for Air Flow Patterns
  • Building Air Pressure Testing

Frequency of Testing is performed as requested

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